Killings: Army, NAF commence operation in Benue, Nasarawa, Taraba, Zamfara

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The Nigerian Army in conjunction with the Tactical Air Command of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has commenced a full scare joint operation tagged “Operation Whirl-Stroke to checkmate the increasing security challenges confronting Benue, Nassarawa, Taraba and Zamfara states. The Operation which also involves the Navy and other sister organisations such as the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), DSS as well the Police is aimed at patrolling the flash points to flush out armed herdsmen who have occupied villages of local inhabitants in the affected states and are…

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List of killings by Senate mischievous, heinous – Police

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The police have condemned the alleged release of list of killings by the Senate, saying it could worsen the security situation in the country. The force said that the killings in parts of the country were being addressed, adding that suspects arrested in connection with the crime were being prosecuted. “The release of the purported list of killings in Nigeria in 2018 by the Office of the Senate President is shocking, unfortunate and capable of worsening the security situation in the country. “It is mischievous and heinous to play politics…

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Saraki to Northern Leaders: Why Killings Must Be Addressed

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Wednesday, told northern leaders to join hands with the Federal Government in finding a lasting solution to the incessant killings taking place in the country. Saraki made the call while addressing a delegation of the Northern Leaders and Stakeholders Assembly (NLSA) who visited him at the National Assembly, led by its Chairman, Alhaji Tanko Yakasai. Saraki, according to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sanni Onogu, noted that peace and unity is essential to achieve overall development of the country…

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Killings: Nigeria is a failed state – Dickson 

Bayelsa State Governor, Henry Seriake Dickson said the wanton killings in the country by Fulani herdsmen is symptomatic of a failed state.  Dickson who spoke yesterday at a National Prayer Conference in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, stated that Nigeria is seriously bleeding and divided more than ever.  In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Francis Agbo, the Bayelsa State governor said Nigerians must unite in prayers and resolve to work together to ensure fairness, justice, equity and equal citizenship.                      …

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Scores killed in fresh attack on Zamfara villages

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Bandits have on Wednesday attacked two villages in Anka Local Government Area of Zamfara, killing some people. The bandits attacked a mining site at Kuru-kuru village and also ambushed some people from the neighbouring Jarkuka village as they mobilised to bring help to Kuru-kuru. A witness, Sadi Musa, said scores of people were killed at the mining site on Wednesday evening which forced the miners to flee for safety. Mr Musa said when residents from the nearby Jarkuka came later to join the Kuru-kuru survivors in burying the dead, the…

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Killings: Defence minister, IGP’s gaffes

Since the beginning of this year, Benue State has been at the centre of controversies in the country. No thanks to the killings of 73 people on January 1, 2018 by suspected herdsmen in three local governments of the state. For a state visited by such orgy of violence in the beginning of the New Year, what the state deserved was pity and a treatment of the case as a national emergency.   The governor of Benue State, Dr. Samuel Ortom, who has battled all sorts of problems in the…

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Killings, worst wickedness on South-East soil –Kalu

Former Governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, yesterday condemned the gun attack on worshippers at the Catholic Church in Ozubulu, Anambra State. Kalu, in a statement by his Special Assistant, Mr. Peter Eze, said the attack was the worst form of barbarism and wickedness on South-East soil. The former governor called on both the Federal and State Governments to get to the root of the attack and ensure that no such terror is visited on worshippers in any part of the country. Kalu said worshippers should be free…

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Journalist with Bayelsa’s Glory FM shot dead

Gunmen yesterday killed a journalist with the Bayelsa State-owned Glory FM 97.1, Mr. Famous Giobaro. Giobaro was shot dead in his residence on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Road, Kpasia in Yenagoa, the state capital. The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Asinim Butswat, said the command was yet to get the full detail of Giobaro’s killings. A witness said the gunmen stormed Giobaro’s apartment about 5 a.m. on Sunday and shot him point blank in the stomach. The attackers had gained access into the compound after scaling…

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Ritual killers remove 10-year-old boy’s eye

Residents of Zuru Emirate in Kebbi State are now living in fear over the invasion of the area by ritual killers. On Sunday, two men removed the eye of a 10-year-old boy, Nazeefi Hussaini, for ritual purposes. The victim is a pupil of Model Primary School, Bena. Alhaji Yahaya Mai Shago Bena, who spoke with journalists on Monday in Birnin-Kebbi, revealed how the men lured their victim with a promise of N50 reward. Bena disclosed that Nazeefi is the son of his brother, Hussaini Mai Nika Gangare. According to him,…

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